Any small space, particularly those that are not quite as big as a cranny.
To my mind a nook is a place that should be cosy, with a sense of enclosure, warm and inviting...
a place to relax and enjoy. Sadly, we are quite nookless at home, our home is quite small, and the closest I have to a nook is a sofa against a wall with a bookcase on an adjacent wall....it's kindof nooky. It has a lamp, and a small table nearby to rest books, and a cuppa. I look forward to a day when I can build more nooks into my life! I do wonder why I think I need a bigger home, in order to make more nooks!
Nooks can be nesting, resting places, or artfully inspired storage, and functional spaces.
Messy nook footnote:
As anyone living with a 2 year old will attest to, life can be rather messy….as I left to take mr d to school, we have red wooden beads scattered in almost every room, a neat pile of nappy wipes now lie all over the laundry floor, I see remains of a one day old twice bitten apple, the contents of a bag of clothing that miss b doesn’t fit anymore have been ‘discovered’, and now lie discarded willy nilly after she attempted to try them on, need I go on??
So please, readers don’t for a minute think that my home looks at all like any of these pictures…no nook for me, just lots of family stuff!